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Old 09-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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Whhhhhheeeeew your MP 10's are expensive! LOL! I suppose I should of expected it after seeing what they could do in your tank coupled with everything else in this hobby costing a lot! LOL! I'm still amazed at how beautiful your set up is! I was planning on getting some base rock and drilling it to put PVC in the middle to create something similar but now I have saved your video and want to copy you if you dont mind (im so unoriginal! LOL!) What kind of rock did you use??

I'm planning on getting an BTA after my switchover and a few starter corals. What's easy and beautiful? I've kept anemone but I need something I can't kill easily as far as coral to build my confidence. I'm scurd!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
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Whhhhhheeeeew your MP 10's are expensive! LOL! I suppose I should of expected it after seeing what they could do in your tank coupled with everything else in this hobby costing a lot! LOL! I'm still amazed at how beautiful your set up is! I was planning on getting some base rock and drilling it to put PVC in the middle to create something similar but now I have saved your video and want to copy you if you dont mind (im so unoriginal! LOL!) What kind of rock did you use??

I'm planning on getting an BTA after my switchover and a few starter corals. What's easy and beautiful? I've kept anemone but I need something I can't kill easily as far as coral to build my confidence. I'm scurd!
Well I still consider myself a newbie lol. My tank is a little over 9 months old.

For live rock, I got it from my buddy who owns a fish shop. It's cured live rock (Fiji)

And of course I don't mind! it's a compliment!! Thank you for all the kind words.

As for corals. Under my lighting(AI SOL BLUE) I've good great success with duncans,montis,open brains, all my leathers, mushrooms all kinds, ricordias are just thriving like crazy. Oh and one of my montis is just growing very nicely over this one rock and starting to late outwards.

I didn't have luck with a clam and acroporas. I also lost the sponges too.

So the ones I mentioned in the beginning I'd say ate good hardy corals. I've had most since I started and they made it through a few mistakes lol so I'd bank on those.

Oh and my pulsing xena is doing well also and my zoas are just taking off.

Sorry for the dragged out post.

So I'd say this:

Zoas
Mushrooms(all colors and hairy mushrooms too)
Ricordias (just be careful they can sting other corals)
Duncan
Open brain coral
Leathers (like cabbage or finger)

I think those are good choices and can bring some nice color to the tank. If you have the lighting which I think you do since you've had a nem and want another you can do montis and chalice, google both of those and check out the colors on those bad boys.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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Thank you!!! I had the nems a while back but had to get rid of them when I moved. They did well under T5's but I just bought some kessils so hoping to get good results from those. How many corals can you add to your tank at once? Is it like fish? I'm new in the coral arena.
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Thank you!!! I had the nems a while back but had to get rid of them when I moved. They did well under T5's but I just bought some kessils so hoping to get good results from those. How many corals can you add to your tank at once? Is it like fish? I'm new in the coral arena.
What I did, and again this is just me. I went ahead and bought anything and everything I liked. At one point I'd come home with 6-7 corals. I drip them and then place them where I want them.

What I do though is look at my tank and take a picture. I get an idea of what type of look I want in a specific area then I see how the flow and water is for that spot. I then see what corals can go there and if they are what I'm looking for then I buy.

I'm very particular about where I place the coral and how so I need to make sure it's a coral that will thrive in the location planned.

Sure I've moved a few around here and there but I try not to touch my corals after placement.

This is just how I do things. Sounds a little nuts maybe lol but I'm very anal about my tanks.

I've even gone to my computer with a picture of m tank and places corals in areas to see why they would look like. I'd google images and then try and place them into the picture the best I could just to get an idea.

I believe in a game plan or pre plan before starting. You have to account for so many factors. Flow,light, coral growth etc... Get all that info and go coral shopping!!

You can add multiple corals IMHO.
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Beautiful set up convict !!! I've got a mp40 on my 135 and I can see getting another one down the road sometime.
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So I have a 55 gallon tank. I only need one??? Also, I am going to talk to my LFS to see what he can get it at. He's always alot cheaper than even eBay however, what comes in second place because that's pretty expensive.
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So I have a 55 gallon tank. I only need one??? Also, I am going to talk to my LFS to see what he can get it at. He's always alot cheaper than even eBay however, what comes in second place because that's pretty expensive.
You can use one, but 2 controlled to alternate? NOW YOUR TALKING!! lol. YouTube it. It's crazy!!
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You can use one, but 2 controlled to alternate? NOW YOUR TALKING!! lol. YouTube it. It's crazy!!
LOL! That sounds awesome! Now I just need to find somewhere or someone to steal them from!!! . Haha!
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LOL! That sounds awesome! Now I just need to find somewhere or someone to steal them from!!! . Haha!
Haha!! Well... I am the Convict lol
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